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Low Back Pain Treatment in Vancouver


Blog by Dr. Michael Horowitz | January 21st, 2017


Low Back Pain.jpgLower back pain can be debilitating and is something that can affect people of all ages. In fact 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. So often, it is not a case of if you will experience low back pain, but rather when. How you have your low back pain treated will consequently affect pain relief and even prevention of future low back pain. Low back pain can be severe and sudden, or aching and dull, and the causes vast, ranging from traumatic injury, accumulated repetitive strain, to faulty biomechanics. Two important treatments for low back pain can include both chiropractic treatment and registered massage therapy.

Chiropractic is a health care profession focused on the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system, focusing greatly on spinal manipulation and treatment of surrounding structures. Many studies support the conclusion that manual therapies such as chiropractic are effective for treatment of low back pain, as well as for treatment for herniated discs within the lumbar vertebrae (spinal vertebrae in the low back). Spinal manipulation and chiropractic mobilization (movement and stretching of the muscles and joints) are effective in improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability, and restoring range of motion, all of which will help to alleviate low back pain.

 

Registered massage therapy is another crucial treatment for low back pain. By isolating and massaging the main back muscles and supporting muscles, a registered massage therapist (RMT) is able to alleviate the strain on stressed muscles offering you relief. For example, it is fairly common for an irritated quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle, the muscle that connects the last rib to the pelvis, to cause low back pain. This muscle can become irritated from running on uneven pavement, engaging in movements that force you to lean over, or from slouching in a chair. By stretching and massaging this muscle, an RMT can greatly reduce low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain, or if you have been prescribed chiropractic or massage treatment by your physician, give us a call today!
 
 Hycroft Chiropractic and Massage (604) 733-7744

 

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Book OnlineNote from Dr. Michael:
 Hi everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. Low back pain is part of the “meat and potatoes” of the symptoms we treat here at Hycroft Chiropractic and Massage. Low back pain is so common that we see it every day! If you experience pain, discomfort, or stiffness and inflexibility in your low back that just won’t go away, then please call us at 604-733-7744. We’d love to offer a helping hand.